Archive for October, 2014

Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago includes 60 works never before seen in public

The Art Institute of Chicago presents more than 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship selected from the collection of Chicagoans Jean and Steven Goldman in the exhibition Strokes of Genius: Italian Drawings from the Goldman Collection, on view Saturday, November 1, 2014, through Sunday, February 1, 2015, in Galleries 124-127. Focusing on the periods of Mannerism and the early Baroque, the... | Read More

First museum exhibition to explore Rubinstein’s ideas opens at the Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first museum exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965). By the time of her death, Rubinstein had risen from humble origins in small-town Jewish Poland to become a global icon of female entrepreneurship and a leader in art, fashion, design, and... | Read More

Exhibition of works on metal of the 1980s and 1990s by Robert Rauschenberg opens at Gagosian

In collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Gagosian Beverly Hills announced an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s works on metal of the 1980s and 1990s. This will be the first major presentation of his work on the West Coast since MOCA’s acclaimed traveling exhibition of the Combines in 2006. Rauschenberg’s protean outlook ushered in a new era of postwar American... | Read More

Italian master Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait in rare public exhibition in Turin

The only existing self-portrait by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is making a rare appearance in a new exhibition in Turin in northern Italy, organisers said Tuesday. The fragile and fading chalk sketch, which has only been put on show for the public three times in the last century, is being displayed for two and a half months as part of "Leonardo and the treasures of the king", which opened on... | Read More

London – Duane Hanson: “Reality Check” at S|2 Through November 7th, 2014

Duane Hanson, Baton Twirler (1971), all images courtesy Sotheby’s On view at S|2, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Gallery in London, is a selection of sculptures from American artist Duane Hanson’s most important series of works, the artist’s fiercely evocative and startlingly realistic images of “Middle Americans.” The show marks Hanson’s first exhibition in London in... | Read More

IN PRINT: November 2014

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Dia to Stage Dan Flavin Show Without Estate’s Consent

The New York Times reports that Dia will soon stage a potentially permanent Allora & Calzadilla project in Puerto Rico that uses the work of Dan Flavin without the estate’s blessing. Read more at The Times.... | Read More

A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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Sotheby’s $50 M. Van Gogh Actually Failed to Sell in 1990

Sotheby’s has put together an impressive evening sale for next week, led by two guaranteed works estimated to go for above $100 million and $45 million each (by Alberto Giacometti and Amedeo Modigiani, respectively). The catalogue cover lot for the … Read More... | Read More

An October Surprise at Paula Cooper Gallery

I really don’t want to ruin it, so if you’re going to be able to make it over to Paula Cooper Gallery’s 534 West 21st Street space in Chelsea before November 29, when it goes off view, stop reading right now. … Read More... | Read More
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